iTunes + iPhone Song Organization

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hunter x az, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. hunter x az macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    So... something changed in the way that iPhones handle music. I have the 4S, and I used to be able to load anything I wanted on to my phone, and then directly edit the information from selectiong the songs and then right clicking to "Get Info" and changing it to whatever I wanted.

    For instances, I could grab a comp CD with 15 different artists, and then just edit the ID3 tag to "Various Artists" and then the Album name to "Album_X" and all my comps would show up under various artists in my iPod section of the iPhone, and then the albums would be listed.

    Now though, no matter what I seem to do, everything is listed under original ID3 tags even if I edit them, check the boxes, etc. I have changed them all to Various Artist, or even in terms of case-mismatching, it Various artist vs. Various Artist, and NOTHING will work to keep them together. Choosing "Sort by" and everything...

    I just want it to be the way it used to...


  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Try to edit the ID3 tags to match Album Artist, then on your iPhone go to Settings> Music> Group By Album Artist> ON
  3. Power Ranger macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Haha I encountered the exact same issue just yesterday. In the end I just used Foobar and deleted all the "Album Artist" tags, and everything turned out fine after.

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